Texas Blogger Sued

There is a school district in Port Arthur that is suing a blogger for what It is calling “libelous material” on her blog and are demanding that she remove them. The blogger of course is saying that they are just opinions.

The lawsuit claims that the entries in question: “accuse Superintendent Lynne Cleveland, trustees and administrators of lying, manipulation, falsifying budget numbers, using their positions for ‘personal gain,’ violating the Open Meetings Act and spying on employees, among other things.”

I just hope that before any blog entries or comments are removed, that “archival backups” are made by readers of that blog so that they can appear (perhaps anonymously) in various places on the Internet in the interest of promoting freedom of speech.

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